Leadership Challenge Forum 2018

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  1. Lysander

    FMD, Toyota Girl is gone and Bishop will be PM because she’s a woman and there has never been a female Liberal PM ever; nor a PM for Libs from WA…. ugh… i need a bucket.

  2. Delta A

    Baldy, you’re a treasure. 🙂

  3. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Chinese media is mocking Australia’s political turmoil, labelling leadership aspirant Peter Dutton as a “semi-Trump”.

    That’s good enough for me.

    Dutton for PM!

  4. Tailgunner

    LNP Insider, get in here.
    Sportsbet have a “Year of the election” market. 1.8-1.85 each.
    It’s not much to ask is it?
    I smell Insider trading for clever Cats

  5. lotocoti

    So now we know what happened last night.
    Lucy gave Malcy a reach around whilst whispering “Confusion to the enemy.”

  6. Roger

    Is that one of those off the menu items at your local souvlaki places? I’m not Googling it, that’s for sure.

    Malakoi – an effeminate male.

  7. JC

    I think we should do what the Romans once did. We should execute all former PMs.

  8. jupes

    I’m expecting Mark Latham to put his name in the ring.

    Yes please!

  9. Roger

    Malakos, rather, -koi is the plural ending

  10. JC

    Are you kidding. Latham is way to the right of the illiberal party.

  11. H B Bear

    Thanks Roger – not as bad as I was expecting.

  12. Mother Lode

    If the big issues are immigration and electricity, it shouldn’t be too hard for Dutton to leverage his record on border control and the abuse he’s copped as a racist by the luvvies as proof that he has the will to confront the issue, and ScoMo’s involvement with Trumble on the NEG, the different CO2 taxes, and how all these feed into energy prices.

    If ScoMo thinks he has a good reputation with the electorate then he would have to be delusional.

  13. Tailgunner

    Dutton 2, PSI 2.1
    WTF is going on? I’ve been at work in the factory, TripleGay all day.
    Can the Clinton/moloch candidate really win??

  14. Stimpson J. Cat

    Enough with the Gay Greek jibber jabber.
    We have real issues of real import to discuss regarding the democracy of this great nation.

  15. It would be absolutely freaking hilarious if, in Turnbull’s attempt to cruel Dutton’s chances, he paved the wy for Abbot’s comeback. Just for that reason, and nothing else, I’m starting to hope he gets up.

    Imagine Abbott winning and Dutton as Deputy. It would be worth having the spineless, stuttering clusterfuck back (who caused all this in the first place with his piss-weak cowardice, lest we forget!) just to see the head explosions on the left. It would be 8/11/16 and Inauguration Day rolled into one, Aussie style.
    Smoking craters in Ultimo and Southbank, riots in Newtown…the smell of roasted leftards wafting through the air…

  16. Mother Lode

    Anyway, no champers today.

    Thanks Maol. For one time in your life you could have made people a bit happier. Naturally you screw that up.

  17. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Sky has Fiona Scott on.

    FFS they would be better off with Stormy Daniels.

  18. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2798237, posted on August 23, 2018 at 4:20 pm
    Chinese media is mocking Australia’s political turmoil, labelling leadership aspirant Peter Dutton as a “semi-Trump”.
    That’s good enough for me.
    Dutton for PM!

    Metoo

  19. Baldrick

    Latest odds:

    Ladbrokes Politics ✔ @LadbrokesAuspol

    MARKET MOVERS #libspill3

    Peter Dutton
    Was: $2.40 NOW ⬇️ $1.95

    Julie Bishop
    Was: $15 NOW ⬇️ $2.05

    Scott Morrison
    Was: $1.54 NOW ⬆️ $4

  20. Stimpson J. Cat


    Chinese media is mocking Australia’s political turmoil, labelling leadership aspirant Peter Dutton as a “semi-Trump”.

    Rudd was right.
    Ratf$ckers.

    Every.
    Single.
    Time.

  21. LNP insider

    Things have got real messy today. Some cliff notes for you all:

    * Fifield and Cash never stated Dutton support
    * Why would Ciobo throw his name in for deputy against Hunt if he was supporting Dutton?
    *Stuart Roberts and Josh Frydenberg have always been close to ScoMo.

    Morrison stalls alot of the swing vote and even brings a couple back off Dutton. You need Bishop to beat Morrison in the first run off then most of the Morrison vote goes to Dutton. I can assure you if Bishop runs third her vote goes enmass to Morrison and he will be beholden to the Photios crowd.

  22. PM Dutton and Deputy Abbott…
    That would be Leftard Armageddon.

  23. Snoopy

    Bishop is the safe choice.

  24. Stimpson J. Cat

    Steve Kates is an absolute MadLad.

  25. Nick

    I await Fairfax’s condemnation of China’s involvement in our political process. Any time now..

  26. H B Bear

    LNP insider – where does Cormann sit Bishop v Dutton?

  27. Snoopy

    At least Bishop won’t have to trawl Tinder for a First Bloke.

  28. JMH

    LNP Insider – thank you.

  29. Slomo as PM?.
    I am enjoying watching the total destruction of the libs.
    Slomo will just ensure that they are done slowly.
    Whatever, they are done.

  30. JC

    Two years. You get past two years and your life is spared.

    On a serious note. Senators should be banned from for the lower house chieftain.

  31. H B Bear

    Going down with the ship. Fattist much?

  32. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Morrison stalls alot of the swing vote and even brings a couple back off Dutton. You need Bishop to beat Morrison in the first run off then most of the Morrison vote goes to Dutton. I can assure you if Bishop runs third her vote goes enmass to Morrison and he will be beholden to the Photios crowd.

    We’re fucked anyway. May as well make it ridiculously sleazy and disgusting.

  33. Top Ender

    Tony Abbott’s offices in parliament and in his electorate are here.

    Leave him a message – go Tony go!

  34. JMH

    Not that I give a rat’s but Morrison and Bishop as contenders. Seriously? That’s a death wish, you idiotic Libtards.

    Shorten, here are the keys. You’re welcome. The Project is complete.

  35. Tom

    For what it’s worth, according to Laura Jayes, citing incoming intelligence from her phone, Dutton has 48 supporters out of 83 in the party room. If that’s true, it’s game over: Dutton wins.

  36. Leigh Lowe

    August 23, 2018 at 4:01 pm
    Of course Bishop is running. A “poll” had her as preferred Liberal leader at 38%. Dutton was on 11% and ScoMo somewhere around the same.
    The same polling that said Mal was a top fella?

    And the same polling that said Hastie (2PP – 55:45) was going to get smashed in Canning?

  37. If the libs are considering bishop and slomo the I want Wile E. Trumble back. NOW.

  38. LNP insider

    Cormann 100% on Dutton.

  39. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    If the libs are considering bishop and slomo the I want Wile E. Trumble back. NOW.

    Blood oath.

    Trumble better any day than those two.

  40. Delta A

    I’ve said it before: you’re a boon to this blog, LNP insider.

  41. H B Bear

    Cormann 100% on Dutton.

    Thanks. That is some good news at least.

  42. jupes

    Was just watching Sky (on mute) and saw the appalling Fiona Scott giving her useless opinion. I reckon they must invite her on at the behest of Laura Jayes because she is the only commentator who makes Laura look smart.

    Last night she was on PM Live and was asked her opinion about the ethics of ministers who had voted against Turnbull but stayed in his cabinet. Now I had assumed she was invited on as an ex-Liberal mp to give an insider’s opinion. But no, the clueless bint reckoned she would have to ask the each member first.

    FMD why do they bother with the prize twit?

  43. Mother Lode

    Julie Bishop is firming as bookie’s second favourite (after Dutton). ScoMo fallen back.

    Recall that, back in the day, ScoMo as Minister for Immigration and Bishop as Foreign Minister were both taken to be very competent – ScoMo for overseeing the boats being stopped, and Bishop for her taking a leading role after the plane was shot down over the Ukraine. She even won a gong for that.

    Turns out they were only any good when Abbott had his hand up their backs operating their mouths. When they dumped him, they flopped to the floor like empty socks.

  44. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Laura Jayes

    Verified account

    @ljayes
    3m3 minutes ago
    More
    BREAKING Dutton camp says they have 40 names on the petition. I’m told 8 more supporters support the petition but don’t want to be on a public list. Their argument is this is supposed to be a secret ballot. @SkyNewsAust

    Take with grain of salt.

  45. jupes

    Recall that, back in the day, ScoMo as Minister for Immigration and Bishop as Foreign Minister were both taken to be very competent – ScoMo for overseeing the boats being stopped, and Bishop for her taking a leading role after the plane was shot down over the Ukraine. She even won a gong for that.

    Turns out they were only any good when Abbott had his hand up their backs operating their mouths. When they dumped him, they flopped to the floor like empty socks.

    Yep, spot on ML.

  46. Baldrick

    Was just watching Sky (on mute) and saw the appalling Fiona Scott giving her useless opinion. I reckon they must invite her on at the behest of Laura Jayes because she is the only commentator who makes Laura look smart.

    Catallaxy FactCheck ➡ True

  47. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Remember Bishop as Shadow Treasurer? Disaster

    You can see why they had to give her a portfolio with no responsibility.

  48. jupes

    For what it’s worth, according to Laura Jayes

    Yeah nah, 5 cents at best.

  49. Top Ender

    What are the chances of the following:

    – Turnbull finds an excuse tonight or tomorrow.

    – Doesn’t call the meeting tomorrow.

    – Rides out of town back to Lucy and the kayak.

    – Is still PM this time next week.

    10%? 30%? 50%?

  50. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2798198, posted on August 23, 2018 at 4:06 pm
    Usually when journos get the shits about leadership changes it’s because their source is getting rissoled.

    Exactly right.
    The prospect of Trumble and Stabby going means a yuuuuge drought for leaks.
    It is instructive how many journos have had a total hissy-fit over Trumble getting the arse.

  51. jupes

    You can see why they had to give her a portfolio with no responsibility.

    Other than to give away our money.

    On that score she was very competent indeed.

  52. And the same polling that said Hastie (2PP – 55:45) was going to get smashed in Canning?

    On polling: This whole mess is partly because of the dreaded fear of polls. But current polls are generally based on Preference distributions derived from the last election. This is highly speculative, at best.

    In all truth, the two major Parties, prior to this debacle, were probably 49/50 (whichever way) on the primary vote. Effort SHOULD have been made by the Coalition in securing the preferences of the minor parties, rather than leadership change. Labor has the first preference of the Greens – & that is their major advantage, in my opinion.

  53. Labor has the first preference of the Greens …

    You would expect that from a wholly owned subsidiary of the CFMEU.

  54. pbw

    Does anyone remember Gorton using his casting vote against himself to let McMahon get up?

  55. Nick

    I’m waiting for Turnbull to produce a note from Lucy saying he can’t call a meeting.

  56. JC

    Vicky

    You’re right in a sense, if my memory is correct. I recall the 80s ….. lab always be behind in the polls and they were basically ignored. The polls that is.

  57. Brian of Moorabbin

    Goldstein must have very odd residents.

    Victoria’s version of Wentworth.

    Full of Green-sympathising, ABC watching doctor’s wives, and activewear-clad ‘yummy mummies’…

    (It’s my home electorate, stomping-ground, and workplace for the last 20-odd years..)

  58. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2798315, posted on August 23, 2018 at 4:52 pm
    Remember Bishop as Shadow Treasurer? Disaster
    You can see why they had to give her a portfolio with no responsibility.

    That’s a bit harsh.
    She had to monitor Twatter accounts for both Rihanna and Beyoncé and transcribe the demands.

  59. Aaron

    Just turned on Sky and it looks like Laura Jayes and Julie Bishop share the same wardrobe.

  60. Chris

    activewear-clad ‘yummy mummies’…

    Like Curtin then.

  61. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Does anyone remember Gorton using his casting vote against himself to let McMahon get up?

    My understanding is that the vote of “no confidence” was tied – Gorton could have stayed on, but he resigned, to allow McMahon to “get up.”

  62. Helen

    Ignoring the polls was the reason Mal knifed Turnbull. Now they don’t matter? /

  63. Helen

    Wish he did knife himself – knifed Abbott.

  64. Stimpson J. Cat

    Goldstein must have very odd residents.

    Sounds J$wish.

  65. JC

    This is how Australian pols should run campaigns.

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) –
    Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva may be incarcerated and potentially prevented from standing in October’s presidential election but the leftist leader’s advantage in polls continues to grow.

  66. P

    I can’t see how there will be a spill meeting tomorrow. MT said he will not be bullied.
    He will not call a meeting unless he receives a letter with 43 sigs.
    This letter with signatures will not come. Therefore, no meeting. He will remain PM.
    That’s how I see it.

    I hope I’m wrong!

  67. RobK

    activewear-clad ‘yummy mummies’…
    The print was small. At first glance I was perplexed to read “antiwear-clad”.

  68. hzhousewife

    Dutton has 48 supporters out of 83 in the party room.

    Wouldn’t it be heavenly if Dutton turned up with 8s signatures ! I know I’m dreaming…..

  69. Ellen of Tasmania

    Turnbull talking about some in the Liberal Party trying to drag it to the right is gobsmackingly breath-taking.

    Have the Liberal pollies EVER read their own material?

    “We Believe:

    In the inalienable rights and freedoms of all peoples; and we work towards a lean government that minimises interference in our daily lives; and maximises individual and private sector initiative

    In government that nurtures and encourages its citizens through incentive, rather than putting limits on people through the punishing disincentives of burdensome taxes and the stifling structures of Labor’s corporate state and bureaucratic red tape.

    In those most basic freedoms of parliamentary democracy – the freedom of thought, worship, speech and association.

    In a just and humane society in which the importance of the family and the role of law and justice is maintained.”

    And on it goes. https://www.liberal.org.au/our-beliefs

  70. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    At least Turnbull loyalist Christopher Pyne still has a sense of humour. “Everything is very calm”, the Leader of the Government in the House says as he leaves the ministerial wing for a cigarette, proffering two thumbs up.

  71. Herodotus

    Turnbull: Shock, horror! There are forces trying to pull the Liberal party further to the right!

  72. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)
    #2798348, posted on August 23, 2018 at 5:14 pm
    At least Turnbull loyalist Christopher Pyne still has a sense of humour. “Everything is very calm”, the Leader of the Government in the House says as he leaves the ministerial wing for a cigarette, proffering two thumbs up.

    Comical Ali the election winning machine.
    How’s that winners circle working for you now, Hissy Chrissy?

  73. stackja

    Ellen of Tasmania
    #2798347, posted on August 23, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Menzies’ Liberals.

  74. Speedbox

    Have the Liberal pollies EVER read their own material?

    You know the answer to that question Ellen.

  75. So Chrissy also smokes cigarettes as well.

  76. Herodotus

    We need to settle this leadership issue and get back to governing for all those windmills … sorry, all the people out there.

  77. Fleeced

    Latest odds:

    Julie Bishop: 1.72
    Dutton: 2.00
    ScoMo: 5.00
    Abbott: 10.00

    Though, I reckon Turnbull is trying to hang on a bit longer than just one day. He really isn’t going to go quietly.

  78. Turnbull: Shock, horror! There are forces trying to pull the Liberal party further to the right!

    This is precisely what I was referring to as extraordinary at his presser. Further? Further! How about simply stemming the leftward drift you cretinous moron.

  79. P

    We need to settle this leadership issue and get back to governing

    That is why those three ministers this morning offered their resignations.

    There will be no leadership ballot, IMO.

    He can replace all those ministers who offered their resignations, and he will.

  80. Tel

    Effort SHOULD have been made by the Coalition in securing the preferences of the minor parties, rather than leadership change. Labor has the first preference of the Greens – & that is their major advantage, in my opinion.

    This is no time to go all sensible on us!

  81. Chris

    the leftward drift

    The leftward gybe.
    Wherever the ABC blows, so follows Shallow Mal.

  82. Chris

    With, I add, the breath of wind over his stern. As they blow smoke up his arse.

  83. Leigh Lowe

    That was a Potentially Great(tm) press conference by Trumble today … until he opened his yap.

  84. Wile E. Trumble is not one for retiring to his study with a brandy and pistol.

    Someone needs to do the job for him.

    Shirley, ACME must sell coyote traps.

  85. Robber Baron

    FMD why do they bother with the prize twit?

    Obviously someone at Sky thinks she’s a “good sort.”

  86. jupes

    Obviously someone at Sky thinks she’s a “good sort.”

    Yet another example of Abbott’s appalling judgement.

  87. Roger

    Have the Liberal pollies EVER read their own material?

    “We Believe:

    Perhaps that should be “We believed…”.

  88. JMH

    Wile E. Trumble is not one for retiring to his study with a brandy and pistol.

    I’d not be surprised if this is the final solution. This filthy, treacherous thing wants to make the big statement.

    Yous all made me do it and Lucy handed me the way out!

  89. Makka

    Bishop would be worse than Turdball. She’s an excellent choice for the destruction of the Libs.

  90. Frank

    I’d not be surprised if this is the final solution. This filthy, treacherous thing wants to make the big statement.

    Revenge suicide? As pleasing as it is to entertain the thought, he hasn’t got the nads for that.

  91. Leigh Lowe

    incoherent rambler
    #2798356, posted on August 23, 2018 at 5:17 pm
    So Chrissy also smokes cigarettes as well.

    I think the references to “fags” may not necessarily be about cigarettes.

  92. Frank

    Autoerotic asphyxiation gone wrong on the other hand, he looks like the type and coupled with his demonstrated record of achievement, he looks like the type to fuck it up.

  93. .

    You may not like it, but ScoMo and Bitchop are the most likeable.

    In your heart, you know that I am right.

    Likeable wins elections.

  94. LNP insider

    What is really interesting tonight is that Federal Executive. Will Greiner Spence Kroger etc cut a deal?

  95. Top Ender

    It would seem that contrary to advice the leader of the Libs does NOT have to call to a Party Room meeting when asked.

    So why would Turncoat call one tomorrow.

    “Hahahahahahaha you pack of idiots, I’m off to a fortnight ski-ing – see you on the piste!”

  96. Fleeced

    You may not like it, but ScoMo and Bitchop are the most likeable.

    In your heart, you know that I am right.

    I certainly do NOT believe that, no.

    Likeable wins elections.

    I also don’t believe that likable will win them an election (even if I agreed with your assessment). They have little chance anyway, but the only glimmer of hope they have is if they go full Trump.

  97. None

    DT reporting 40 signatures

  98. So why would Turncoat call one tomorrow.

    Have the meeting without him.

  99. Makka

    ABC;

    ‘One more signature is required’

    Liberal MP Karen Andrews says she has signed the petition and that it needs one more signature to be a majority of the party room.

    If that is true and if it is presented to the Prime Minister, then there will be a spill tomorrow.

    These comments were played on Sky a few moments ago

  100. Tom

    Watching Sky tonight for the first time in at least 18 months. Even though he veers left, David Speers is a hell of an anchor — very polished and makes an extra effort to be accurate.

  101. Bruce of Newcastle

    You may not like it, but ScoMo and Bitchop are the most likeable.

    ScoMo likeable? Dot, you need spectacles and a brain transplant.
    Bishop may be likeable with a certain demographic (the sort which thought Tamagochis were amazing), but wymminses won’t like her because shrewish and leedle black miniskirts, and most of her positive polling is Labor voters and Greens. Which is what always boosted Mal. I suspect in amongst Liberal voters Abbott and Dutton will still be tops.

  102. Delta A

    Bishop would be worse than Turdball.

    Absolutely!

    Remember when she was shadow treasurer?

    Remember all the money she gave to Yassmin-Abdel-Aussie-Hater for the hijab fashion show and speaking tour?

    Remember the leaks that helped to knife Abbott?

    She’s a good time girl who yearns for a champagne lifestyle funded by the MAT*.

    Her stupidity is exceeded only by her vanity.

    *Mug Australian Taxpayer.

  103. JMH

    Likeable might win elections but when the base revolts does that not reflect a ‘we want a Trump’. What’s worse – losing under a Trumble team eating their own vomit or someone who might just stand up and be counted? The LNP is cactus whichever way you look at it – as has been repeated ad nuaseam here for the past three years. The LNP deserve their lot.

  104. None

    Preferred p.m. measures never indicate voting intention. Likewise likable means nothing.

  105. None

    Voters don’t give a flying toss about Kroger and Greiner and all the other losers in the party machine.

  106. .

    How is Dutton more “likeable” than Scott Morrison (the Minister for 2GB)?

  107. None

    Has anyone checked in on Miranda today. I’m pretty sure she’s already started fellating ScoMo.

  108. Makka

    How is Dutton more “likeable” than Scott Morrison (the Minister for 2GB)?

    Dutton is much more preferred by the base. ScoMo is viewed as an opportunist and weak.

  109. LNP insider

    I usually stick to reporting what is happening internal. But let me for once to state a view. While some here hope for an electoral wipe out, I think a good 20 to 30 seat loss will enable a thorough clean out of the LNP. I hold hope that renewal and rebuilding is entirely possible. Now a 10 seat liss under Dutton may achieve this if the handover in opposition is to a solid conservative.

  110. Baldrick

    Apparently, anyone to the right of Malcolm is a nutters.

    Peter FitzSimons @Peter_Fitz
    The question for next week: can the Libs heal, or will we see a version of the creation of the DLP, breaking off from the ALP in 1954?
    Nutters to the right, moderates to the left.
    It has to be a possibility, yes?

    Fitzy’s deplorable moment.

  111. Leigh Lowe

    None
    #2798421, posted on August 23, 2018 at 5:53 pm
    DT reporting 40 signatures

    There’s water in the wheelhouse, Captain Pugwash.
    Time to fuck off.

  112. LNP insider

    None

    #2798432, posted on August 23, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Voters don’t give a flying toss about Kroger and Greiner and all the other losers in the party machine.

    Absolutely true, but just making a comment on what is going on.

  113. Delta A

    You may not like it, but ScoMo and Bitchop are the most likeable.

    Most likeable to whom?

    Morrison, an Evangelical Christian, is hated by the left and tolerated by those conservatives who have no qualms about treachery.

    Bishop didn’t win any lefty friends when, early in the Abbott government, she slammed Emily’s list quotas and declared that she is not a feminist.

  114. Leigh Lowe

    Has anyone checked in on Miranda today. I’m pretty sure she’s already started fellating ScoMo.

    She was going off her tree on Channel Nein this morning.

  115. None

    The Libs can’t win without their base. I’m not convinced that live voters will ever come back but it is a certainty that Julie Bishop will not return the base to them. This is the minister for parties who is independently wealthy but uses taxpayer money to fly to Adelaide every year for her birthday, and to fly her current orange shag to New York for her UN appearances and then gives away foreign aid money to terrorists in Palestine while donning a hijab and kowtowing to the clitoris-slicing terrorist-supporting billionnaire extortionist imams of Iran.

  116. calli

    pbw
    #2798325, posted on August 23, 2018 at 4:57 pm
    Does anyone remember Gorton using his casting vote against himself to let McMahon get up?

    Yes. I’m that old. My parents talked about it and I, like the successor, was all ears.

  117. None

    Morrison isn’t an Evangelical Christian he’s a Pentecostal. Hillside stuff.

  118. Makka

    I hold hope that renewal and rebuilding is entirely possible.

    Only after creative total destruction takes place.

  119. .

    Okay, Makka I get that.

    Now, go through the Dutton and the rest Delta on the same basis.

    The war will be over before Christmas and Titsch Orton can suckle us at his ample bosom.

  120. Delta A

    Voters don’t give a flying toss about Kroger and Greiner and all the other losers in the party machine.

    We should.

    They’re part of the control system.

  121. Baldrick

    Bitchop with the inside running …

    Ladbrokes Politics @LadbrokesAuspol
    6PM AEST #libspill3 MARKET UPDATE:

    Julie Bishop
    Was $2.05 NOW ⬇️ $1.80

    Peter Dutton
    Was $1.95 NOW ⬆️ $2

    Scott Morrison
    Was $4 NOW ⬇️$5

  122. Leigh Lowe

    You may not like it, but ScoMo and Bitchop are the most likeable.

    Likeable, my arse.
    And I am not sure that is what Dutton was saying.
    It has been reported as a need to “soften his image” but I think he meant that he needs the public to get to know him, which is very different to being liked.

  123. Tailgunner

    Monty, get in here and give us your take. Phantasy Phooty can wait.
    In a two horse race your wrongology usually means easy $$
    Punting Cats can still get double on PD.

  124. Woolfe

    Don’t hold back None, let it all out.

  125. Leigh Lowe

    Channel Nein just hatcheting Dutton and Morrison and pumping up the tyres of the “loyal deputy”.

  126. None

    She was going off her tree on Channel Nein this morning

    Like everybody else in the media she think she’s a player and like her erstwhile wet dream Malcolm Turnbull she thinks insulting the base is the way to win votes. Stupid spiteful cow.

  127. Infidel Tiger

    Channel Nein just hatcheting Dutton and Morrison and pumping up the tyres of the “loyal deputy”.

    They’re all at it.

  128. Tailgunner

    PD out to 2.25 @Sbet.
    Can PM Bishop be real?
    Betting insights please. Keep up the posts, insider. Great stuff.
    Repped

  129. Infidel Tiger

    Good thing is they will destroy Bishop the moment she gets in.

    That might be worth it.

  130. Bruce of Newcastle

    How is Dutton more “likeable” than Scott Morrison

    He’s not. I’ve said that. The Libs are presently unelectable, so having an unlikeable leader isn’t necessarily a bad thing if he can win back the base with a righty platform and a willingness to fight.

    Libs do need a likeable leader, which means next generation. They also need to excise the gangrenous green growth which has taken over much of the party machinery, and return to centre right politics.

  131. Delta A

    go through the Dutton and the rest Delta

    Quite so, Dot. He is loathed – and feared – by the left.

    But I don’t believe the others are perceived as more likeable.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    Ha, ha.
    Dutton apparently has pulled the pin on the petition, saying that it is up to the Whip to call the meeting.
    From what I have seen so far it is pronounced “Whimp” not “Whip”.
    This gets better by the minute.
    I reckon Trumble thinks he can hang on.

  133. None

    Sorry LNP Insider I wasn’t having a go at you – we all appreciate your updates – just pointing out the obvious: that everyone in the liberal party (and labor and greens etc etc) I just self centred assholes I think the whole world exists for them, for them to determine what we Australians want. They still haven’t cottoned on why 40% of Australians don’t vote for majots anymore. Pin-prick imbeciles.

  134. Norman Church

    “Likeable wins elections.”

    I must disagree Dot. IMHO, this is the basic error made over and over by the Canberra Press Gallery.

    A right wing leader need not be liked (and he almost certainly won’t be liked if he is doing his job properly because it requires tough decisions to be made) provided that he is respected.

  135. Elle

    Over 10 minutes into the 6pm news here in Sydney and they are still talking about the issue we are all talking about. No other news?

  136. Tailgunner

    Tiger is another good omen.
    PD is home.
    Mini-me Trump?
    Team Wait&See

  137. Makka

    All PM Dutton will need to do is NOT give a flying fk about what the media think about his image and just talk plain straight up with no bullshit or waffle to the Australian people. Too many PM’s fall into the same trap, that “image” which is a media construct, will somehow lift their chances.

    No. Trump has shown that talking plainly and being fair dinkum in your decisions and communicating your motivations and intent will get your electorate on side. Just be yourself and state your case, fk the media and their image. People want to see and hear their PM the person, not an image of him.

  138. None

    I am holding back Woolfy.

  139. Tom

    Baldrick (and Tailgunner, if you’re there), I look at the inaccuracy of the betting markets as a money-making opportunity. There’s no way bookies can understand a market like this. It’s like when Collingwood plays in the AFL: the market is flooded with dumb money. It’s an Antipodean rerun of Brexit and POTUS 2016.

  140. Makka

    What about Meeeeeee!

    Kevin Rudd

    @MrKRudd
    Dutton was an MP for 7 years and was 38 when he boycotted the apology to first Australians. A grown man, experienced politician who knew what he was doing – sending a dog-whistle to racist sentiment. A question of character.For this reason alone, he should never be Prime Minister

    11:55 PM – Aug 22, 2018
    7,847

  141. .

    Two PMs apologised before Rudd. Total bollocks.

  142. None

    The fact that Dutton boycotted the stupid sorry b******* by Rudd only heightens my respect for him. I didn’t rape any 4 year olds. Aboriginal men did.

  143. Makka

    If Kevvie doesn’t want Dutton, he must be the best choice to save furniture.

  144. Farmer Gez

    Give Bishop the leadership, it won’t matter.
    Watching Plubbersook and her coven attack another fembot would be fun.
    It’s shits and giggles from now on.

  145. Anthony

    Ha, ha.
    Dutton apparently has pulled the pin on the petition, saying that it is up to the Whip to call the meeting.
    From what I have seen so far it is pronounced “Whimp” not “Whip”.
    This gets better by the minute.
    I reckon Trumble thinks he can hang on.

    Leigh Lowe, where did this come from?
    If it’s correct (and Dutton has, as earlier reported, the petition numbers less one) Dutton is playing games with them.

  146. Entropy

    I hope we won’t need Jonathan Green, his mates, their horses and their hounds to run Mick Trumble to ground.
    Although come to think of it, I would pay good money to see it, and my left nut to participate. I’d even share a sherry with Mr Green.

  147. Entropy

    Farmer Gez
    #2798487, posted on August 23, 2018 at 6:25 pm
    Give Bishop the leadership, it won’t matter.
    Watching Plubbersook and her coven attack another fembot would be fun.
    It’s shits and giggles from now on.

    Quite so. The Liberal Party must die.

  148. struth

    The Liberals are toast.
    When Turdbull goes, he leaves parliament.

    So it has to be considered from the point of view of an immediate election.

    Is this not the case?

    He is fighting the Liberal party who let him in.

    Now, like a Mussie immigrant terrorist, they somehow seem surprised after the attack, while they themselves, let him in.

  149. Makka

    So sad for you Tim. However, with poseurs like you banished into irrelevancy, there may just be a chance for this country. Thank you for your service and sacrifice while you grubbed your way along at the trough.

    Dan Conifer

    @DanConifer
    Liberal @TimWilsonMP on @RNDrive: “We are eating into the institutional equity of our Parliament and our democracy I think this is one of the most worrying periods we have ever seen.” #auspol #libspill @politicsabc

    11:20 AM – Aug 23, 2018

  150. Infidel Tiger

    Dave Hughes
    @DHughesy
    ·
    5h
    Malcolm knifed a sitting PM to become PM but now it’s been done to him it’s ‘bullying and intim

    It’s a crazy day.

  151. Makka

    So it has to be considered from the point of view of an immediate election.

    And the coffers are near empty. Delicious.

  152. Infidel Tiger

    Dan Conifer

    @DanConifer
    Liberal @TimWilsonMP on @RNDrive: “We are eating into the institutional equity of our Parliament and our democracy I think this is one of the most worrying periods we have ever seen.” #auspol #libspill @politicsabc

    Says the member who used the floor of our parliament to desecrate marriage and propose to his boyfriend.

    These arseclowns are on a different planet.

  153. mh

    What was the press conference like? I was working.

  154. Infidel Tiger

    Just remember this all happened because Turnbull called a spill without consulting anyone.

  155. Infidel Tiger

    Paul Tatnell
    Paul Tatnell
    @PaulTatnell
    ·
    25m
    Julie Bishop’s partner David Panton tonight, who is attending the Myer runway series in Sydney, when asked who will win #libspill
    “You’re heard it straight from the horse’s mouth – by tomorrow at lunch time Julie Bishop will definately be Prime Minister,” he told
    @AnnaHeraldSun

    We deserve this.

  156. P

    pbw
    #2798325, posted on August 23, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Does anyone remember Gorton using his casting vote against himself to let McMahon get up?

    Yes, I remember it well. I was very upset because I was a big fan of Gorton. I don’t know if he voted against himself as they said. I do know that if he had remained PM, perhaps and just perhaps, Whitlam may not have won the 1972 election.

    Today I was thinking of the day when Gorton got the vote for PM in Jan ’68. I was in the change rooms of DJs in Sydney when I heard the radio over the speakers in the store. I remember being so excited and spoke to the sales ladies at the desk who didn’t know what it was all about. I had thought Hasluck would get the vote but it was Gorton who’d won. I realised that day that no everyone knew what was going on.

  157. Makka

    “You’re heard it straight from the horse’s mouth – by tomorrow at lunch time Julie Bishop will definately be Prime Minister,” he told

    Great result!

  158. Combine Dave

    .
    #2798407, posted on August 23, 2018 at 5:47 pm
    You may not like it, but ScoMo and Bitchop are the most likeable.

    This is the kind of logic that resulted in PM Turnbull and a greatly reduced majority.

    Time for a different approach.

    Time for Dutton!

  159. .

    I actually can’t wait for the sistahs to turn on Bitchop.

    “Not a true feminist” “a traitor to women”, etc.

  160. Baldrick

    It’s an Antipodean rerun of Brexit and POTUS 2016.

    Tom, never underestimate the stupidity of the Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party.
    If all 3 run, the highest 2 go onto a second ballot, if there is no winner with a majority.
    Morrison has no chance, but his faction could mean the difference between prime minster Dutton or Bitchop.

  161. mh

    The decimated Liberal base won’t change with Bishop becoming PM.

    If the Liberals are still taking advice from Textor, they will still be in fairy land believing that they don’t need a base. They will still believe that shutting down reliable base load power is what the middle Australia demands.

  162. stackja

    The missing bodies from the Turnbull Government.
    1. Mitch Fifield
    2. Michael Keenan
    3. Angus Taylor
    4. Mathias Cormann
    5. Steve Ciobo
    6. Barnaby Joyce
    7. Greg Hunt
    8. Michaelia Cash
    9. Peter Dutton
    10. Alan Tudge
    11. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
    NOT PICTURED
    James McGrath
    Michael Sukkar
    Zed Seselja

  163. Snoopy

    Mnangwawa Termite has carried out a one man coup. Show me where I’m wrong.

  164. Ellen of Tasmania

    We need a PM we can respect, not like.

  165. P

    Mnangwawa Termite has carried out a one man coup.

    It certainly appears so at this time. Sadly so.

  166. Roger

    Just remember this all happened because Turnbull called a spill without consulting anyone.

    Dutton was loyal to that point; Gary Spence spooked Maladroit. He’s done this to himself.

  167. jupes

    All PM Dutton will need to do is NOT give a flying fk about what the media think about his image and just talk plain straight up with no bullshit or waffle to the Australian people. Too many PM’s fall into the same trap, that “image” which is a media construct, will somehow lift their chances.

    If he hasn’t learnt that from the Great Man in Washington by now then he is beyond learning.

  168. struth

    The liberals are not getting Rid of Turnbull because of personality clashes.

    They are getting rid of him because he has lost their base, and now an election is looming it matters.

    The won’t have Sco Mo or Bitchop as they know, as we all do, that they are part of Turnbull’s UN iparty of leftists.
    Why would they be that dumb……………………………………………………oh…………….

  169. struth

    If Dutton doesn’t cause hating leftists heads to explode, he’s not doing it right.

    He needs to be hated by the left.

  170. JMH

    Why would they be that dumb……………………………………………………oh…………….

    Yes. Indeed.

  171. Roger

    Does anyone remember Gorton using his casting vote against himself to let McMahon get up?

    Yes, I remember it well. I was very upset because I was a big fan of Gorton.

    Oxford scholar, war hero, economic nationalist, known to carry a pistol about his body just in case…we’ll not see his like again.

  172. Baldrick

    This is Mark ‘the Liberal base don’t count’ Textor’s entire contribution from today’s events:

    EX AGF Mark Textor @AGFchairman
    Entirely correct
    __

    Miranda Devine ✔ @mirandadevine
    It’s a test of journalism not to jump at every wild rumour. We used to believe in verifying information. That’s still important.

    Strangely subdued.

  173. .

    Peter Hastie is who is most like John Gorton.

    Hastie is the best choice for PM right now.

  174. struth

    We used to believe in verifying information.

    then ignoring it

  175. mem

    Libs do need a likeable leader, which means next generation.

    Just back from the bush and people out there couldn’t care if the next PM looked like a horses arse. what they want is someone that’s honest and understands the incredible increase in business and household bills. They are sick of “toffs”running the show. Dutton might just be the man of the moment.

  176. stackja

    Gough was going to rob the banks to survive.

  177. egg_

    Good thing is they will destroy Bishop the moment she gets in.

    +1

  178. Roger

    Peter Hastie is who is most like John Gorton.

    Hastie is the best choice for PM right now.

    Andrew; Peter is his father.

    Too young, although more experienced in life than most. He’ll be there to put the pieces back together.

  179. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Oxford scholar, war hero, economic nationalist, known to carry a pistol about his body just in case…we’ll not see his like again.

    When World War Two broke out, Gorton was running the family orchard in the Riverina. Dressed in “work clothes” he went to apply for Royal Australian Air Force aircrew.

    An immaculately turned out R.A.A.F. officer looked down his nose at the unkempt figure.

    “We prefer candidates for aircrew to have higher qualifications.”

    Gorton met his gaze “Master of Arts from Oxford, high enough?”

  180. egg_

    This is Mark ‘the Liberal base don’t count’ Textor’s entire contribution from today’s events:

    EX AGF Mark Textor @AGFchairman
    Entirely correct
    __

    Miranda Devine ✔ @mirandadevine
    It’s a test of journalism not to jump at every wild rumour. We used to believe in verifying information. That’s still important.

    Strangely subdued.

    Completely flummoxed – out of his depth.

  181. Snoopy

    In a country with any self-respect Turnbull’s carcass would now be hanging naked by the heels from a lamp post.

  182. DrBeauGan

    They are sick of “toffs”running the show

    They aren’t toffs, except in the most derogatory sense. They are lefties. They just dress more expensively than antifa and haven’t as much energy.

  183. egg_

    In a country with any self-respect Turnbull’s carcass would now be hanging naked by the heels from a lamp post.

    Malssolini, indeed.

  184. Roger

    Gorton met his gaze “Master of Arts from Oxford, high enough?”

    In those days Arts degrees were worth something!

  185. DrBeauGan

    Snoopy
    #2798558, posted on August 23, 2018 at 7:08 pm
    In a country with any self-respect Turnbull’s carcass would now be hanging naked by the heels from a lamp post.

    Not that, Snoopy, I beg you. Let the carcase at least be wearing pyjamas.

  186. mem

    Has anyone taken away the check books from Mal, Bishop and Scomo? Damn it Turdbull gave away $444,000,000 a couple of weeks ago to a nonentity organization involved in the barrier reef that just happened to have a lot of Goldman Sachs around the table. What’s to stop him doing it again?

  187. .

    Too young? Nope.

    Hastie is the man we should want as PM. A pity he’s on a garbage barge.

  188. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Oxford scholar, war hero, economic nationalist, known to carry a pistol about his body just in case…we’ll not see his like again.

    “Jolly John” was on board a V.I.P. aircraft, having his seat belt adjusted by a R.A.A.F cabin attendant, when Gorton, who had “lunched well, if not wisely”, leaned forwards, and was copiously, and violently, ill.

    Recovering quickly, he looked at the cabin attendant. “Bet you’re surprised an old Air Force hand, like me , still gets airsick.”

    “Quite surprised, indeed, Prime Minister.” replied the cabin attendant.”We haven’t taken off, yet, we are still on the ground.”

  189. Roger

    Hastie is the man we should want as PM.

    Yes…should.

  190. stackja

    Rita Panahi: Malcolm Turnbull leaves Liberals fractured, weakened
    Rita Panahi, Herald Sun
    August 23, 2018 4:52pm
    Subscriber only

    MALCOLM Turnbull is the ultimate wrecker. It will take years to repair the damage he has done to the Liberal party which is a fractured, weakened shadow of its former self.

    Under Turnbull’s Labor-lite leadership the party has lost not only its way but also a sizeable portion of its base.

    A sizeable portion of conservative voters abandoned the Coalition because the Coalition abandoned them.

    Turnbull’s disastrous prime ministership may be finished but his refusal to step down, even as 13 ministers tender their resignations, tells you everything you need to know about a man whose level of self-obsession is unparalleled in modern Australian politics.

  191. stackja

    He has further shown his disdain for the party that made him prime minister by threatening to quit and force a by-election that could jeopardise the Coalition’s one-seat majority in the Lower House.

    The Liberals have only themselves to blame for knifing a first term prime minister and allowing an impostor, who relentlessly white-anted two leaders in Tony Abbott and Brendan Nelson, to take over the party of Menzies and Howard.

    An overrated pretender who was ill-prepared for the role and ran a woeful election campaign that rivalled John Hewson’s disastrous 1993 effort.

    Let’s not forget that Turnbull should’ve never been in the Liberal party, let alone leading it.

    As Labor stalwart Graham Richardson wrote on the weekend “Turnbull never belonged in the Liberal party”.

    “The PM could not have been more effective in his task if his ­primary aim had been to destroy the Liberal Party from the grassroots to the top of the tree,” Richardson wrote.

    “How the Liberal Party ever thought that a person who had sat in my office in the early 1990s and begged to be placed on the Labor Senate ticket could ever be a true Liberal, let alone lead the party, is beyond me.”

  192. candy

    Mnangwawa Termite has carried out a one man coup.

    If those 43 signatures don’t eventuate. MT has threatened to disclose all the names so everyone knows who the “far right” people are.

  193. C.L.

    Chinese media is mocking Australia’s political turmoil, labelling leadership aspirant Peter Dutton as a “semi-Trump”.

    That’s OK. The Chinese are semi-Japs.

  194. stackja

    As it stands Turnbull is making the extraordinary demand that a letter be signed by at least 43 Liberal MPs declaring their hand before he calls a party room vote.

    He is hoping that he can hold on until the House of Reps return on September 10 and that during those two weeks he can win back the MPs who’ve abandoned him.

    The most destructive course of action is for the PM to call an election; an act of political suicide that is not beyond him.

    Of course other challengers could emerge to join Peter Dutton and Scott Morrison.

    Julie Bishop should not be discounted though the Minister for the Portsea Polo would be a disaster as leader once the initial honeymoon period was over.

    The transactional cost of changing leaders is significant but many in the party have come to accept that Turnbull cannot beat Bill Shorten and they’d rather have a leader who has a clear vision and ideology than a man whose ambition never matched his abilities.

    The sad reality is that Turnbull should’ve been replaced at least 12 months ago. Whoever takes over as leader faces an enormous challenge.

  195. Leigh Lowe

    Leigh Lowe, where did this come from?

    Not sure. I have been channel flicking. Might have been on the banner news on the bottom of the screen on Sky.

    If it’s correct (and Dutton has, as earlier reported, the petition numbers less one) Dutton is playing games with them.

    Yep.
    Probably a final “get fucked” to Trumble. I mean, did you hear the dumb fuck during his presser today … “I need the 43 names before I call the meeting … when the meeting is held at 12:00 tomorrow.”
    Huh?
    Dutton knows that this has to be resolved with or without Trumble getting his list of “insurgents”, so why provide it?

  196. stackja

    The small ‘l’ liberals in the party, assisted by a predominately Left wing media who cannot stomach genuine centre-right leadership, have caused enormous damage to a party that once prided itself on its stability and lack of factional warfare.

    Voters deserve stability but they also deserve a clear choice at the polling booth, not two versions of Labor who are on a unity ticket on critical issues such as population and climate change.

    Robert Menzies’ description of small-l liberals as unprincipled opportunists rings as true today as it did when he wrote it in 1974.

    “The main trouble in my state is that we have the state executive of the Liberal Party, which is dominated by what they now call ‘Liberals with a small l’ — that is to say, Liberals who believe in nothing but who will believe in anything if they think it worth a few votes … the whole thing is quite tragic,” Menzies wrote.

    As I wrote in July 2017 “it’s all well and good to be a broad church, but at some point the Liberal Party has to stand for something and give frustrated voters a reason to trust it again.”

  197. hzhousewife

    Has anyone taken away the check books from Mal, Bishop and Scomo? Damn it Turdbull gave away $444,000,000 a couple of weeks ago to a nonentity organization involved in the barrier reef that just happened to have a lot of Goldman Sachs around the table. What’s to stop him doing it again?

    If honourable, the aforementioned nonentity organization would return that “gift” to the Australian people.

  198. Baldrick

    Hastie is the man we should want as PM.

    It’s a shame for them that his name isn’t being bandied about for Deputy, at least.

  199. hzhousewife

    Dutton knows that this has to be resolved with or without Trumble getting his list of “insurgents”, so why provide it?

    All the Liberals could solve this by ALL signing the letter. Refuse to be divided by Trunchball, get him out of there, then move ahead.

  200. stackja

    C.L.
    #2798582, posted on August 23, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    The 1989 Tiananmen Square turmoil?

  201. Baldrick

    Chinese media is mocking Australia’s political turmoil, labelling leadership aspirant Peter Dutton as a “semi-Trump”.

    I’ve only two words to say, Tiananmen Square.

  202. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger
    #2798510, posted on August 23, 2018 at 6:41 pm
    Just remember this all happened because Turnbull called a spill without consulting anyone.

    How Green was my Machiavelli.

  203. Crossie

    Who says the MPs and senators can’t meet and determine the leadership if the PM won’t cooperate? They voted him in they can vote him out, he is not a king.

  204. Myrddin Seren

    Turnbull’s disastrous prime ministership may be finished but his refusal to step down, even as 13 ministers tender their resignations, tells you everything you need to know about a man whose level of self-obsession is unparalleled in modern Australian politics.

    That anyone can say this AFTER the Kevin Rudd experience shows how far politics in this country has sunk.

  205. feelthebern

    Bolta’s opening was decent this evening.

  206. Speedbox

    “Turnbull never belonged in the Liberal party”.

    The PM could not have been more effective in his task if his ­primary aim had been to destroy the Liberal Party from the grassroots to the top of the tree,” Richardson wrote.

    “How the Liberal Party ever thought that a person who had sat in my office in the early 1990s and begged to be placed on the Labor Senate ticket could ever be a true Liberal, let alone lead the party, is beyond me.”

    Graham Richardson.

    FMD

  207. Leigh Lowe

    Has anyone taken away the check books from Mal, Bishop and Scomo? Damn it Turdbull gave away $444,000,000 a couple of weeks ago to a nonentity organization involved in the barrier reef that just happened to have a lot of Goldman Sachs around the table. What’s to stop him doing it again?

    Remember.
    Sco-mo was banging on yesterday that taking GST off power bills would cost $7 bn over 4 years.

    Doesn’t take many GBR brain-farts to ratchet up those sort of numbers.

  208. Snoopy

    Laura Tingle is smokin’.

  209. Stimpson J. Cat

    .
    #2798407, posted on August 23, 2018 at 5:47 pm
    You may not like it, but ScoMo and Bitchop are the most likeable.

    Stop this traitorous talk you disgust me.

  210. Tailgunner

    PD out to 2.7 @Sbet.
    PSI 2.1

  211. mh

    The Guardian is desperately trying to undermine Dutton.

    Looks like Dutton is the right choice.

  212. Leigh Lowe

    Turnbull’s disastrous prime ministership may be finished but his refusal to step down, even as 13 ministers tender their resignations, tells you everything you need to know about a man whose level of self-obsession is unparalleled in modern Australian politics.

    So, what happens if he hangs on for two weeks?
    He has to find a swag of ministers, trying to ensure in his febrile, paranoid mind that he isn’t picking an “insurgent”.
    He will be in a strait-jacket by Grand Final day.

  213. P

    At 1pm today the words I heard sounded to me like words of a dictator, esp. the word insurgency.

  214. Snoopy

    Mnangagwa Termite’s lapdog busily justifying the coup on TheirABC because modern politics is broken.

  215. mh

    Liberals got a 28 % primary vote in the seat of Longman, Qld.

    How do they think PSI or SloMo will change that?

  216. Snoopy

    Mnangagwa Termite reluctantly had to destroy the Liberal Party to save democracy.

  217. Stimpson J. Cat

    Julie Bishop’s partner David Panton tonight, who is attending the Myer runway series in Sydney
    “You’re heard it straight from the horse’s mouth – by tomorrow at lunch time Julie Bishop will definately be Prime Minister,”

    Flagrant fashion f$ggot flogging fantastic flouncy fantasies furiously.

  218. mem

    Bishop is an empty headed clothes horse that has never, despite her legal qualifications, ever articulated a policy or position in her career. She may as well be a weather girl. What has she done in her life except climb greasy poles? And Morrison is a second rate aspirant that blows with the wind and doesn’t have convictions let alone courage or vision.

  219. .

    The Liberal party will be just another left-wing movement that causes a debt bomb led credit and currency collapse, perhaps even a banking collapse and total disaster.

    We’re debating who is going to take credit for the results of a one trillion AUD bomb of public debt.

    (This is why even with 2.4% GDP growth per capita, we feel like we’re going nowhere fast).

  220. Habib

    I neither liked nor respected that foppish fuckwit from long before he slithered into politics.

  221. Crossie

    You may not like it, but ScoMo and Bitchop are the most likeable.

    By whom? I bet nobody in swing seats or marginals.

    Their appeal is to the ABC, Fairfax, GetUp and The Project crowd who would still not vote for them in a pink fit.

  222. egg_

    Bananaby must be larfing at der Fuhrer’s bunker – “We’re getting the band back together!”, indeed.

  223. mh

    BJ should stick the boot in hard.

  224. LNP insider

    There is a provision in the LNP that any party unit can have a meeting called if a set number of members of that unit sign a letter. Sometimes 5 sometimes 10. That out of membership of 200 or 300 in the party unit. The Sectetary who usually calls the meeting is overruled.

    Parliamentary party should also establish this rule. Say 10% of members overrules the whip and forces a meeting.

  225. stackja

    2GB Ross Greenwood ALP ready with money.

  226. Myrddin Seren

    Bananaby must be larfing at der Fuhrer’s bunker – “We’re getting the band back together!”

    They just need to hang on a bit longer until Steiner breaks through

  227. stackja

    Mark Riley
    ‏Verified account
    @Riley7News
    EXCLUSIVE: Number crunchers tell me early count has Scott Morrison ahead of Peter Dutton and Julie Bishop as next prime minister. #7News

  228. mh

    He wouldn’t be the smartest bloke in a cold room in an abattoir.

    Nice one, Habib.

  229. Habib

    “…….ministership may be finished but his refusal to step down, even as 13 ministers tender their resignations, tells you everything you need to know about a man whose level of self-obsession is unparalleled in modern Australian politics.”

    Steady on, is the Waxgoblin so easily forgotten? Two peas in a pod, Lord Leakin just has better real estate and snappier suits.

  230. Leigh Lowe

    At 1pm today the words I heard sounded to me like words of a dictator, esp. the word insurgency.

    Mal Mugabe.

  231. Roger

    The nadir reached:

    Leigh Sales interviewing John Hewson & Amanda Vanstone…the former continuing to refer to “Malcolm”.

  232. Habib

    Mark Riley gives Morrie the smooch o’doom, that insufferable pusbucket has a lower strike rate than Malcolm MacKerras.

  233. .

    The following stay here: Keitel, Jodl, Krebs and Burgdorf.

  234. stackja

    Habib
    #2798658, posted on August 23, 2018 at 7:58 pm
    Mark Riley gives Morrie the smooch o’doom, that insufferable pusbucket has a lower strike rate than Malcolm MacKerras.

    MM gave us the pendulum.

  235. P

    Everyone still talking about who the contenders are.

    There can be no contenders without 43 signatures on the letter required by the present PM.
    Is this a law or protocol, or just a demand by MT acting like a dictator?

  236. John Constantine

    How Jim Hacker became prime minister.

  237. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Is this a law or protocol, or just a demand by MT acting like a dictator?

    IIRC, didn’t it take just two to call for the spill that foisted Lord Waffles on us?

  238. Bloody hell it’s crowded in the jacuzzi at Spring St this evening. Stoli and oranges for everyone, comrades!

  239. Roger

    There can be no contenders without 43 signatures on the letter required by the present PM.
    Is this a law or protocol, or just a demand by MT acting like a dictator?

    The latter.

    One member can call for a spill, with a seconder.

    The PM, as leader, then needs to weigh the request and call for a debate on the motion if he deems it justified.

    40 signatures are self evidently more than enough.

    The conventions never anticipated a PM as devious as Turnbull.

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